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February: The News-Sentinel's top photos of the month

Komets hockey. Wintry weather. High school sports. The funeral of a beloved bishop. Here's a look at some of the best photos published in The News-Sentinel during February.

Icy buildup on branches around the Fort Wayne area was common due to the freezing rain which swept through the area Feb. 26. The temperatures were not quite cold enough to freeze the rain on the roads for most of the day. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Taking advantage of the mild weather, a young woman walks her Great Dane at Lakeside Park on Feb. 25. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
A crowd waits patiently in line Feb. 22 to get free produce from the Community Harvest Food Bank's Farm Wagon produce truck. The truck comes to the parking lot of St. Peter's Catholic Church, 518 E. DeWald St., at 2 p.m. every Friday. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
No, Luke Bryan isn't a giant - he just looks like one here, with his image projected on a big screen behind his band during his concert Feb. 21 in Fort Wayne. (Photo by Cindy Larson of The News-Sentinel)
Wheeling goaltender Peter Delmas stopped the Komets' best scoring chance of the game during the second period when he flinched his right arm enough to deflect this Kaleigh Schrock backhand over the crossbar where it landed on top of the netting. The Komets lost 1-0 on Feb. 24 as Delmas made 44 saves. (Photo by Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Snider swimmer Landan Mintch takes off at the start of the 50-yard freestyle race at the IHSAA boys swimming finals Feb. 22 at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. Mintch finished with the 18th best time and failed to advance out of the preliminary round. (Photo courtesy of Gail Herendeen)
Keeghan Bullock, 9, shovels a sidewalk at Wells and Huffman streets on the morning of Feb. 22 after the previous night's snowfall. Just more than 1 inch of snow fell overnight in Fort Wayne, according to the National Weather Service. (By Christian Sheckler of The News-Sentinel)
Saint Francis' Kevin Bloom tries to drive against the defense of Bethel's Zach Miller in its Crossroads League Tournament game Feb. 21. Saint Francis lost to Bethel 89-73 to finish its season 18-13. (Photo courtesy of Saint Francis athletics department)
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians returned to Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 21 for the NFL Combine. The trip stirred fond memories of the 2012 Colts season, when Arians served as the team's interim head coach for part of the regular season while head coach Chuck Pagano underwent cancer treatment. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)
A statue of kids playing crack the whip, in the 1400 block of South Harrison, was outlined in snow flakes Feb. 19. Windy conditions with highs only in the 20s and snow squalls that day proved winter was still alive and well. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Powers Hamburger Shop customers hustle through snow and wind Feb. 19 to get to the eatery, 1402 S. Harrison St. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel))
Snider's Gabe Swardson celebrates winning the 200-yard IM at the IHSAA boys swimming sectional at South Side on Feb. 16. (Photo courtesy of Gail Herendeen)
Fourth-grade teacher Susan Murphy stands in front of a wall painted with "Jesus Christ is ... Lord" as a tour passes down the stairs at Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School's Union Street campus Feb. 17. The campus houses grades 3-8 while the Getz Road campus has grades K-2. The school is in its eighth year of growth, with class sizes doubling in each grade through sixth. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Toledo goaltender Jordan Pearce dives in to take a goal away off the stick of Komets forward Matt Syroczynski during the second period Feb. 17 in Toledo. The Komets lost the game to extend their losing streak to five games. (Photo by Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Carroll's Riley Lefever tosses Lawrenceburg's K.C. Hedger for one of several takedowns in Lefever's 19-8 first-round victory in the Indiana state wrestling championships Feb. 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
East Noble wrestling coach Keith Hoffar reacts after his protest of a controversial takedown call at the buzzer in overtime cost the Knights' Tyler Hausholder his 145-pound, first-round match at the Indiana state wrestling championships Feb. 15 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Dance leaders on the dugout at Parkview Field rocked out during the One Billion Rising event Feb. 14. The One Billion Rising campaign began as a call to action based on the statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. (Photo by Ellie Bouge of The News-Sentinel)
This car collided with a semi Feb. 14 near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Lindenwood Avenue, after which the vehicle was placed on a flatbed trailer for towing. At least one person was taken to the hospital after the crash. (Photo by Elbert Starks III of The News-Sentinel)
Robin Griswold and Cindy Boneff work on flower arrangements Feb. 13 at Lopshire Flowers & Gifts, 6418 E. State Blvd., as Shenoah White passes behind them. The shop was packed with customers and workers alike the afternoon before Valentine's Day. (Photo by Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Kids jockey for position to see from backstage at the IPEW Walb Student Union ballroom Feb. 10. They were watching the Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Fort Wayne Chinese Family and Friends Association. This year, 2013, is the year of the snake. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Numerous clergy were on hand to pay their last respects to Bishop John D'Arcy during his funeral mass Feb. 8 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Ellie Bouge of The News-Sentinel)
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades performs the ritual of holy communion during Bishop John D'Arcy's funeral mass Feb. 8 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Snider's Georgia Baldus takes a breath as she swims in the fourth and fastest 200-yard freestyle heat race during the preliminaries of the girls swimming and diving state meet on Feb. 8 at the IUPUI Natatorium. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Homestead's 200-yard freestyle relay team hugs before the start of their heat race in the IHSAA state preliminaries Feb. 8 at the IUPUI Natatorium. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Mourners signed the visitors book before paying their respects to the late Bishop John D'Arcy during visitation Feb. 7 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Ellie Bouge of The News-Sentinel)
Although Todd Preston is watching the fate of his shot Feb. 7 during the Groundhog Open, his teammates Brady Hayes, Dave Whisler and Cynthia Wilkin react as if they have more at stake. (Photo by Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Garrett's Kaitlin Wisel drives past Woodlan's Brooke Gerbers during their Class 3A Sectional first-round game Feb. 5 at Bishop Dwenger. Wisel scored 20 points to lead the Railroaders to a 60-45 postseason win. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Concordia Lutheran's Taylor Sparks battles Keanna Gary of Leo for the basketball Feb. 5 during their Class 3A Sectional first-round game at Bishop Dwenger. Concordia defeated Leo 58-31 and would go on to win the sectional championship. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Ball State defensive back Eric Patterson goes through an offseason training session at the Fisher Football Complex. (Photo by Tom Davis of The News-Sentinel)
New Haven's Steve McElvene snatches an offensive rebound away from Homestead's Caleb Swanigan during the first quarter of the Bulldogs' 82-70 win against Homestead on Feb. 2 at New Haven. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Northrop's Brenton Scott launches himself through a trio of Concordia Lutheran defenders for a fingertip layup during a Feb. 1 game at Northrop. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
Northrop coach Barak Coolman, center, gets the "Coolman Crazies" clapping before the start of the Bruins' game against Concordia Lutheran on Feb. 1 at Northrop. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)
As Concordia Lutheran's Brian Gremauz closes in for the double team, D.J. McCall swats the shot of Northrop's Bryson Scott late in the second half of the Cadets' 59-58 win on Friday at Northrop. Concordia double-teamed Scott nearly the entire game, but he still led all scorers with 25 points. (Photo by Chad Ryan/INMedia Source)